Health and Social Care NVQ Level 3

The level 3 diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (QCF) confirms competence in areas of Health and Social Care where appropriate.

These qualifications:

  • Are nationally recognised
  • Are based on the Health and Social Care national Occupational standards (NOS). The NOS, assessment principles and qualification structures are owned by Skills for Care and Development

Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England and Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care
(Adults) for Wales and Northern Ireland have been approved as components required for the Health and Social Care
Apprenticeship Framework.

Who is this qualification for?

The Level 3 diploma in Health and Social Care is for all learners aged 16 and above who are capable of reaching the required standards.

What are the potential job roles for those working towards these qualifications?

This qualification confirms competence in these areas for roles such as:

  • Senior care assistants/support workers/key workers in residential settings
  • Senior healthcare assistants/support workers in community and primary care environments
  • Senior healthcare assistants/support workers in acute health environments
  • Senior care assistants/support workers/key workers in domiciliary services
  • Senior care assistants/support workers/key workers in day services
  • Senior support workers in supported living projects
  • Community based senior care assistants/support workers/key workers, including those in specialist areas, e.g. dementia, learning disabilities
  • Personal assistants employed directly by the individual they support or families
  • Emerging new types of workers and multi disciplinary health roles crossing traditional service barriers and delivery models

How do learners achieve the Level 3 diploma in Health and Social Care?

Each unit within the Diploma has a credit rating. Learners must achieve a minimum of 58 credits to gain the Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England.

Learners must take 9 mandatory units. They then have the choice of optional knowledge and competence units covering different areas of health and social care such as support person-centred approaches, advocacy, healthcare, supporting those with disabilities, learning disabilities and dementia.

Learners have the opportunity to take a general qualification in Health and Social Care, or they may follow specialist pathways in Dementia Care of Learning Disabilities.

Select from the following pathways for further information…

How is the Level 3 Health & Social Care Diploma Assessed?

Assessment will take place via evaluation of work-based performance, producing evidence, witness testimony as
well as questioning. Your nominated Diploma assessor will be vocationally competent and qualified. He or she will
measure your competence against the relevant standards by way of…

  • Carrying out observations of you demonstrating your skills
  • Asking you questions to test your knowledge and understanding
  • Plan & collect from you any further evidence through witness statements
  • Check whether your evidence demonstrates your competence and is sufficient to meet the standards

A portfolio of evidence is produced which will show evidence that you can perform to the level described. Your assessor will assist and support you in assembling your portfolio as well as preparing for assessment.

During the level 3 diploma in Health and Social Care you will also have access to email and telephone and support resources if required.

How do I enroll for a Health & Social Care Diploma Level 3?

If you have any questions about QCF Diploma in Health and Social Care Level 3 (Adults) or, are interested in enrolling, contact one of our training advisors on 0151 630 1845 or, fill in our online form.

Awarding body: Edexcel
Length of award: 9 - 18 months
Price: £1,550
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